Engine: Inline 6-cylinder 3.5 litre overhead valve | Transmission: 4-speed manual | Bodystyle: Sports Saloon

Marque and model history: The Bentley marque was founded in 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley, one of the greatest automotive engineers. They built exclusively high performance grand tourers and sports cars. Bentley was acquired by arch rivals Rolls-Royce in 1931 after a fierce bidding war. After the takeover, the first model to be launched was the 3 ½ litre in 1933. These were updated versions of Rolls-Royce 20/25hp cars, built in the same premises in Derby, England. Given the sporty nature of the brand, Bentley models were always offered with performance enhancements over their RR counterparts. These Derby Bentley models remain highly collectable the world over.

Provenance: This handsome Bentley was sold new to the Chenai family of Hyderabad, from where it travelled across the country to various owners, before being acquired by the Bhogilal collection in the 1980s. It retains all original fittings and its original Park Ward Sports Saloon coachwork.